In the WRHS Herb Garden the collection of heritage roses includes many cultural origins: China, England, France, and others. The unforgettable true rose perfume, inherent beauty of form, softer hue of color, handsome foliage and very attractive hips are a few of the characteristics that attract the attention of members and visitors alike.
Many visitors to the WRHS Herb Garden come to see a specific rose when it is blooming. Interest in this historical collection gives meaning and emphasis to the mission of preserving and maintaining these heritage plants. The Historic Roses in the WRHS Garden have been given the recognition of the Herb Society of America as a Registered Collection. This is one of the very few collections in the country given this recognition by the Herb Society of America. There is a marker in the Rose Garden designating the 2012 award.